Feedback for your Manager

Providing your manager with regular feedback is a job. Your job, believe it or not. Why you? Because, more than anyone else, you know your manager best (possibly even better than his own line manager) because you work with him on a daily basis. That puts you in a unique position to help improve his…

Managing a (Creative) Team

I’ve been managing people for a little over 18 years now. If I had to describe my management style, I would describe it as a facilitative style of management. That is to say I like empowering my people, giving them the resources they need to succeed, and then getting well out of the way (after…

3 Tips on Giving Feedback

Let’s face it: coaching your team members is a potential emotional landmine and it’s no surprise. Most people are somewhat sensitive (in varying degrees) about their work and the last thing they want to hear is for their supervisors and managers to say that their work is no good. Feedback is an important part of…